Back in November Joe and I decided we were ready to add a big dog back into the mix. If you’ve followed me for awhile, you know we used to have Sadie. She was my dog before I met Joe, but she had epilepsy and unfortunately at 7 1/2 years, we had to say goodbye.
We were put on a waiting list and anxiously awaited for our puppy! Finally on January 24, she was born! We started visiting her at 2 weeks old and she and she had two other sisters.
At 3 weeks, the other family who had first pick chose their puppy and we got to choose from a darker or light colored puppy.
In a lot of ways, she chose us. She nipped at Bradley’s pants playfully and fell right to sleep in Brooke’s arms. It was hard to pick at first, but then we realized she was the one.
It was so incredible to see her each week and how the kids looked forward to playing with her and holding her.
She is the cutest little puff ball.
Daddy loves her so much. (I’m still not sure who’s more excited, the kids or Joe!)
Sunday 3/18 we got to bring her home. She turns 8 weeks Wednesday, but with work, it’d be hard to get her until late next week. Ready or not, here she comes!
So far so good; I think I must have lost my marbles…having a three year old, five year old, a 7 year old dog and now a puppy?!
I think laughter, humor mostly, grace and wine will help! No really, I want to savor this time as much as I can, as I know just like babies, they grow up so fast!! It will be hard, this I know. The potty training, the chewing, the crying, the energy…no joke I know it will be crazy town over here.
But Joe and I both grew up with big dogs and we are dog people. We want our children to experience the same bonds that we had with our amazing dogs. Yes, they bond with Holly but there is something bigger about a large dog.
Plus, Holly seems SUPER excited to have a new sister/friend! I can tell she’s already wishing she were a bit bigger to rough house with and play.